Do you want to know how to make easy hot apple cider? Every year I make a hot apple cider bar for Halloween. We love this simple recipe so much we make it all fall and winter.
You will need the following:
Pour your apple juice/cider into your urn or crock-pot.
My poor urn is from the 60’s and has been well loved.
Add 1-2 cinnamon sticks
This one is an extra long one, I got it from Costco.
Cinnamon sticks can be expensive – but if you watch close you can get them from Dollar Tree occasionally, and they sell them for a pretty good deal on Amazon in bulk – here
Adjust amount of cider & cinnamon sticks to serve as many people as you like.
Let it brew a long while!!! This is the true secret to my recipe – keep it simple and brew it long.
If you use a crock-pot let it go on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours and then switch to warm. If you use an urn, let it go until the light turns on at minimum. The longer you let it go the more the flavor. The cinnamon seeps in the longer it brews. You’ll notice the color of the apple juice/cider will turn darker in color as well.
If you are looking to “adult it up” a bit – add a little Hot Damn Cinnamon Schnapps or Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.
I set up our hot apple cider bar every Halloween night to parents and kids walking outside trick or treating. Last year one girl told me that our house was “epic” and this year we were called “legendary” because of the cider. I have kids come to the door every year saying – “yes, we’re at the cider house”.
I also set up our hot apple cider bar every holiday – so easy to keep going while company is here to help themselves. I have been known to have it brewing most days during the winter as well.
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